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1368 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2009 11:08 PM by iMaddin
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 2:53 AM (in response to iMaddin)This is probably all related. You are experiencing a potentially life threatening problem with the grounding and or earth-neutral bond in the facility where you are using the Mac.
Are you using a grounded outlet with a grounded cord?A collection of clinking, clanking, clattering caliginous junk., Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier, PDP11
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 5:44 AM (in response to DaddyPaycheck)sry I don't understand what you mean with "grounded outlet with a grounded cord". Do you mean those outlets people use in the US?
But thanks for making me think about the outlet and the extension cable. Didn't look very safe. I had 3 things plugged in at the same time in one outlet. The outlets alone don't look very safe by themselves.
Now I have only 2 things plugged in so I hope it will reduce the risk of harming anyone (especially me). So do you think those problems only occur in the country/place where I am staying at (Vietnam)? That my Mac is giving me electric shock has only happened here in Vietnam.
But 'touching the trackpad and get a shock + keyboard and trackpad die'-thing has happened to me in Europe.
Maybe its worth mentioning that I bought my Mac in the US. So in Europe they use different outlets. And in Vietnam they are almost the same as in the US. But I can plug them in though without using any adapters.MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), early 2008
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 9:30 AM (in response to iMaddin)Carefully inspect your battery. Sometimes trackpad and keyboard problems can be caused by a defective battery that is swollen or otherwise deformed. The deformation puts upward pressure on the underside of the trackpad and takes it down; the keyboard can go with it..PowerMac G4 MDD 1.25G SP;, Mac OS X (10.4.11), ; MacBookPro Late2007 2.2G 15" (10.5.7); PowerBook G4 1Ghz 17" (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 10:59 AM (in response to Allan Jones)True. It could be the battery. Another thing I should mention is that I already have 401 cycles and and barely used it for about 13-14 month. Could that be related too?
So should I just get a new battery?MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), early 2008
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 11:26 AM (in response to iMaddin)401 cycles is remarkable. However, as long as the battery is not deformed and the health is over ~70 percent and you get modest charge life from it, there is no reason to rush for a new battery. You can use the iStatPro Dashboard widget to monitor battery health:
or the utility Coconut Battery:
http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutbattery/PowerMac G4 MDD 1.25G SP;, Mac OS X (10.4.11), ; MacBookPro Late2007 2.2G 15" (10.5.7); PowerBook G4 1Ghz 17" (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2009 2:55 AM (in response to Allan Jones)I use iStat nano.
26% health and 401 cycles. That's not normal, is it? I mean..I just used it for a little bit more than a year. Something must be wrong with my battery. The only thing I can do is to get a new battery because I don't have AppleCare...MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), early 2008
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2009 11:08 PM (in response to iMaddin)Something is definitely wrong with my battery. Have a look at this:
It says that I have only 3% of battery left! What should I do?MacBook Pro 2.4 Ghz 2GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.7), early 2008